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Red Clash Red Clash - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Red Clash - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You pilot a space ship that can move in all four directions, but only fires straight up in the direction you are scrolling, through space or vertical canyons. Flying saucers and other space meanies rain down upon you in criss-crossing formations. Screen level is a cat symbol.

Red Clash was produced by Kaneko in 1982.

Kaneko released 41 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Kaneko was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Kaneko during the time period Red Clash was produced include: Fly-Boy, Jump Coaster, Vs. Gong Fight, DJ Boy, and Gals Panic


Name Red Clash
Developer Kaneko (Japan)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9290
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class Namco Galaxian
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
  • Cocktail
Control Panel Red Clash Control Panel Image
PCB Red Clash PCB Image

Red Clash KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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There is no date displayed on the video screen or the board. Playmeter magazine has a date of April 1982, but they also say American Sammy made the game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Red Clash Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 11 known instances of this machine owned by Red Clash collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 8 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Red Clash machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Red Clash circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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The stacked boards are marked K-00A and K-00B and they are joined by two 50-pin ribbon cables on the opposite end of the 18/36-pin edge connector. The PCB uses one Z80, a 4.00 MHz crystal and a 9.828 MHz crystal on the second board. The boards are approximately 9.25 inches square. There are two banks of eight DIP switches.

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